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The Grand Guesthouse in Key West, FL

The Grand Guesthouse in Key West, FL

Specialties

The Grand Guesthouse is located in a quiet residential neighborhood right in the heart of Old Town Key West.  If you prefer a good night's sleep over the noise of Duval Street,  but you want to be within easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, museums, art galleries, beaches, the Southernmost Point, and Hemingway's House - you'll love our location.  We're just five short blocks to Duval Street and the Atlantic Ocean.

We are the proud recipient of Superior Small Lodging's "White Glove" award for exceptional attention to cleanliness, and Frommer's Travel Guide calls The Grand "undoubtedly the best bargain in town." (Frommer's South Florida 1999-2010) As an environmentally conscious establishment The Grand is also certified as a Green Lodging Property by the Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection.

Visit us at www.GrandKeyWest.com to learn more!

History

Established in 1881.

Located in an area of Old Town Key West where cigar making was the primary source of income at the turn of the century, The Grand was a rooming house for the workers at the former cigar manufacturer at the end of the block. Built in the 1880s, the house was converted in the 1940s into the home of a single family. Occupied by the family until the 1960s, the structure was converted back to a rooming house in the ensuing years.

The Grand Guesthouse Bed & Breakfast Front View
In 1998, the property was transformed from its formerly humble beginnings into The Grand Guesthouse. Today, each of our rooms feature private bathrooms and entrances, queen size beds, A/C & ceiling fans, cable television, telephone, iPod, iPhone, and CD players, a small refrigerator, and tropical décor. Lush tropical landscaping defines the outdoor areas, where deck chairs and a small table are found outside of every room.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 4.38

Address: 1116 Grinnell St, Key West, FL, 33040
  • Mon: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tue: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wed: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thu: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Fri: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sat: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Comments (8):

1. Meggan Ann J.
Great staff willing to offer helpful suggestions on What to do in KW. A beautiful property, neat and tidy rooms, reasonable prices. Only thing that could be improved: the breakfast is just a continental (breads, cereals, boiled eggs.).  I'm used to bed and breakfasts offering full breakfasts.

05/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Heather S.
Wonderful bed and breakfast.  The rooms are very clean and decorated key west style.  The location is off the beaten path but still walkable to Duvall street and the beach.  Otherwise there is parking available.

The highlight of the place are the owners who go out of their way to recommend restaurants, excursions, etc. that are not tourist traps.

The breakfasts were especially nice.  There is a wonderful selection of hard boiled eggs, pastries, bread, bagels, jam, juices and great coffee.

07/01/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Judy Z.
Just as expected.... Very nice.... Good location..... We truly enjoyed....

29/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
4. Alex G.
Stayed here on a recent visit to the Key West. Upon arrival we were exhausted as we had just arrived on an overnight international flight into Miami followed up by the four hour drive out to Key West so we're very grateful that we were able to check in a little bit before scheduled check in time.

We enjoyed that it was within walking distance to Duval but far enough away to be nice and quiet.

27/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Karen M.
The Grand Guesthouse is a nice little B&B in a quiet neighborhood in Key West's Old Town area, far enough away from all of the noise and activity on Duval Street but close enough to walk there if you feel the need for some nightlife.

The outdoor setting is beautifully landscaped with tropical trees and plants. In fact, the foliage is so lush it's easy to miss this place entirely when you're first looking for it, but this also means you're guaranteed privacy. If you can hardly see it, neither can anyone else.

Our room was small but very clean, with a comfortable queen-size bed, air conditioning, a ceiling fan, a small refrigerator, cable TV, a nice bathroom with a seat in the shower, a private entrance, and even two chairs and a table right outside of our door, so that we could eat our breakfasts in privacy if we didn't feel like socializing with other guests on the deck.

On-site parking is provided in front of the house. (Although there are 10 rooms but only eight parking spaces, the Grand Guesthouse has arrangements with a business right down the street, so don't worry - every guest has a parking spot.) If you don't feel like walking everywhere, there are also bicycles available for a separate rental fee. The managers are friendly and very helpful with advice about activities and attractions in Key West. They're especially good at steering you away from tourist traps and guiding you instead to places where the locals like to eat.

The only drawback to this place was that the breakfasts are continental. Don't get me wrong - the breakfasts are perfectly adequate, with muffins, bagels, bread, English muffins, yogurt, cream cheese, jams and jellies, fresh fruit, cereal, juice, coffee, and hard-boiled eggs. But for the price we were paying (over $250 a night because it was high season), you would think they could include a hot, home-cooked meal. (Whoever boils the eggs also needs to learn the trick of letting the eggs sit in cold water for 5 minutes immediately after boiling so that the shells peel off easier. Just a suggestion.)

I also had a hard time falling asleep at first because our room was rather bright from the lights outside every door. But that's my problem, not the owner's. It's not their fault that I prefer totally dark rooms and earplugs to fall asleep every night. I'm just quirky that way.

So if you want a nice, quiet, private room in a beautiful setting off the beaten path and don't mind continental breakfasts, The Grand Guesthouse is highly recommended.

05/03/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
6. Kelly S.
They thought of everything including having an umbrella in the room to use.  
Cute place, especially the patio areas - nice cozy spots to have breakfast, read the paper or nap in the hammock.  The suites are a nice size and the bed was super comfortable.

Location is off the beaten track so it's super quiet but it's a haul to get to Duval - see what I did there with that clever rhyme?  Anyhooo, if you don't have a car (and why would you - it's a big hassle for parking down in the Duval area), rent a bike and get around that way.

10/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. Robert H.
"Good"

Good sized, bright, cheery , clean rooms. Quiet outside area perfect for reading.
Location is better than on Duval. It was a short (10 minutes) walk to anywhere we wanted to go. Rooms are clean.The owner was an angel. I felt ill one day and just barely managed to get back to my room. She knocked to ask me to move my bike since it was on the porch. I explained I wasn't feeling well, and she moved it for me as well as made it evident I can get any assistance I need by just asking (or banging on the shared wall with the office.

"OK"
(Can't really write "Bad" since they're so minor.)
The breakfast is filling but very Spartan. Coffee was quite good tho'.

Their bikes are unreasonably expensive to rent especially since there's a wonderful local bike shop a block away that'll do it for $10/day/

30/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Jamie C.
My fiancé and I escaped away for our first trip to Key West and stayed a night at the Grand Guesthouse. We absolutely loved it! We felt that, for the price, it was totally worth it!

The staff was absolutely wonderful and friendly! They recommended sights to see and places to eat.

The grounds were very tropical, private and quiet. We stayed in room #2 and it came with its own little patio.

When we visit the Keys again, we will definitely be staying here for sure!

03/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0